Saturday, August 06, 2022

R.I.P. Judith Durham

…1943 to 2022…



Years ago, I started thinking of life and ages a bit like in The Neverending Story with the approach, the rustle, the breeze and then the gale of The Nothing, minus the “nothing” part because I’m a person of faith.

More recently, I’m thinking of it as if there were an approaching twilight as the world turns and it slowly envelopes certain birth years … at this moment, it seems to be taking those born in the late 1930s or early 1940s … some either side as well.

Inexorably.

By this model, I’m still quite some time away but of course, nothing is certain and what our readers in their mid to late 80s … and dare I say  even in their late 70s … think about it all … how they feel about things … is something I can’t conceive of, not feeling mortal in the least.

A dangerous mindset, liable to attract the unwanted attention of the reaper.  So the reaper’s working on the last of the war children right now, eh … hmmmm … interesting.

I’ll never get out of my head being at the beach during one Oz stint, it was evening, a group of us were strolling along the beach I think and up near the pier was a carnival, a real one, and through its tannoys: “The Carnival is Over”.  The night breeze was changing direction and sometimes the music came to us, sometimes it faded.

8 comments:

  1. RIP a wonderful singer. I have a seekers album that is on my regular playlist, both in the car and in the office. Her voice was magical and I'll never forget her

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    1. PS, have just been listening to your choices and she has me in tears (again!)

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  2. First LP I ever bought - The Seekers, closely followed by Peter Paul and Mary and Jose Feliciano. Fond memories.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjYEskzWt6I

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  3. That one will be tomorrow morning with two others as there is a Phantom of Africa theme this evening, esp. at 8 p.m.

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  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Durham#Personal_life

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    1. Thanks for the info PD, I never knew of her later life - she seems to have had some tough times, but gave so much to the world. What a woman!

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  5. Judith Durham - This Is Your Life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71DzoNBAeYM

    (Bit of a shocker at 5 min 45 sec when a certain person sticks her oar in)

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